The Principality or Margraviate of (Brandenburg-)Ansbach (German: Fürstentum Ansbach or Markgrafschaft Brandenburg-Ansbach) was a free imperial principality in the Holy Roman Empire centered on the Franconian city of Ansbach. The ruling Hohenzollern princes of the land were known as margraves, as the principality was a margraviate (but not a march
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Frederick I of Ansbach and Bayreuth was born at Ansbach as the eldest son of Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg by his second wife Anna, daughter of Frederick II, Elector of Saxony. His elder half-brother was the Elector Johann Cicero of Brandenburg. Friedrich succeeded his father as Margrave of Ansbach in 1486 and his younger brother Siegmund as Margrave of Bayreuth in 1495. After depleting the finances of the margraviate with his lavish lifestyle, Frederick I was deposed by his two elder sons
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Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach was a German nobleman. He ruled as margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach from 1603 to 1625, succeeding his cousin George Frederick and succeeded by his son Frederick III.
Joachim Ernst was the son of the elector John George of Brandenburg and his third wife, Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst. He took over in 1603, the government of the Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, after the old line of Franconian Hohenzollerns died out with the death of George Fre
His predecessor, George Frederick had settled the succession of his two Franconian possessions in the House Treaty of Gera of 1598. In accordance with the provisions of this treaty, Margrave Joachim Ernst ruled Brandenburg-Ansbach and his brother Christian ruled neighboring Brand
In the religious conflicts of the early 17th Century, Joachim Ernst tended to be in the Protestant-Calvinist camp and he also supported the Dutch struggle for independence. He took an active part in bringing about the Protestant Alliance of the Protestant Union, which was founded
In 1612, he married Sophie of Solms-Laubach. They had five children: 1. Sophie married in 1641 Margrave Erdmann August of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (8 January 1686 – 7 January 1723), was Margrave of the Principality of Brandenburg-Ansbach from 1703 until his death in 1723. He was the younger brother of Caroline of Ansbach and thus brother-in-law of George II of Great Britain.
George Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach (German: Georg Friedrich der Ältere; 5 April 1539 in Ansbach – 25 April 1603) was Margrave of Ansbach and Bayreuth, as well as Regent of Prussia. He was the son of George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and a member of the House of Hohenzollern .
Frederick III, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1 May 1616, Ansbach – 6 September 1634, Nördlingen) was a German nobleman. He was the eldest son of Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, who he succeeded in 1625.
On 3 August 1757, Alexander became the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. The Residenz of the principality was at Ansbach, but Alexander preferred his hunting estate and country seat in Triesdorf .
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Albert II or V of Brandenburg-Ansbach was a German prince, who was Margrave of Ansbach from 1634 until his death.
Born in Ansbach, Albert was the second son of Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and his wife Sophie, daughter of John George, Count of Solms-Laubach. On Joachim Ernst's death Albert's elder brother Frederick III succeeded him in Ansbach from 1625 onwards, initially under their mother's guardianship, but he was killed without issue in the Thirty Years' War in 1634. Albert thus succeeded him, though again the early years of his rule were under his mother's guardianship, only taking up
In Stuttgart on 31 August 1642 he married Henriette Louise, daughter of Louis Frederick, Duke of Württemberg-Montbéliard, with the following children: 1. Sophie Elisabeth 2. Albertine Luise 3. Sophie Amalie He married for a second time on 15 October 1651 at Oettingen, to Sophie Margarete, daughter of Joachim Ernst, Count of Oettingen-Oettingen, with the following children: Luise Sophie John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach ∞ 1. 1673 Princess Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach ...
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